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Engineer a better world

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The Spectris Foundation supports education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). We believe that every person should have an equal right to a quality education and, by working with like-minded partners, we remove barriers and create opportunities for every person to fulfil their potential.

We are interested in supporting:

  • Multi-year grants which lead to longer-term benefits in advancing education in STEM.
  • One-off grants which illustrate the Spectris Foundation’s mission.
  • Smaller-scale pilot projects which have could be scaled up.
  • Innovation which embodies the Foundation’s mission.
  • Grants and bursaries aimed at broadening participation in STEM careers.
  • Non-traditional career paths including retraining for adults.
  • Programs to remove barriers and inequalities for underprivileged and underrepresented groups in the technology focused industries.
  • Engagement and volunteering opportunities for Spectris Plc employees.

Grants are considered from £5,000 - £100,000 per year depending on impact, value for money, accessibility and sustainability.

We will not fund:

  • Organisations with political, religious or lobbying aims.
  • Contributions to general appeals or circulars.
  • Activities which solely support animal welfare.
  • Activities which have already taken place.
  • Grant making by other organisations.
  • Privately owned and profit-distributing companies or limited partnerships.
  • Individual challenges.

How to apply for a STEM Grant

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The application process is divided into two stages:

Stage one - Expression of Interest

Complete our Expressions of Interest Form, here you give contact information and a brief description of what you would like the Spectris Foundation to support. Please download the form and email this to:

STEM Grant - Expression of Interest Form

Stage two - Grant Application

If successful, you will be invited to submit a full Grant Application Form, this will include detailed project plan, budget, monitoring and evaluation information, a copy of your latest audited accounts and any relevant policies.


We aim to respond to you within 6 weeks of submission.

The Spectris Foundation Trustees meet three times per year in March, July, and December. If you would like any more details please contact our Foundation Manager on